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Meaning of HOPPLE

Pronunciation:  'hâpul

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  strap the foreleg and hind leg together on each side (of a horse) in order to keep the like-sided legs moving in unison; of race horses

HOPPLE is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hobble
 See Also: strap



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hop"ple\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hoppled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Hoppling}.] [From {Hop}; cf. {Hobble}.]
    1. To impede by a hopple; to tie the feet of (a horse or a
       cow) loosely together; to hamper; to hobble; as, to hopple
       an unruly or straying horse.
    2. Fig.: To entangle; to hamper. --Dr. H. More.
  2. \Hop"ple\, n.
    A fetter for horses, or cattle, when turned out to graze; --
    chiefly used in the plural.